Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels At Arria Medspa

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, pores, discolored skin and scars. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures, and they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also have a longer recovery.

Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve your appearance by improving the tone and texture of your skin.

Chemical peels are most commonly performed on your face, neck or hands. They can help improve fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors. They can also help with certain types of acne and scarring, sun spots, uneven skin tone, and melasma. In addition, chemical peels improve overall skin complexion and improve skin texture.

Chemical Peels should be done in a series of 3, every 4-6 weeks and then every 6-12 months for maintenance.

Chemical Peels For The Body

Chemical Peels FAQ's

This depends on the type of peel used. For example, with our VI peels, you will start to peel on day 2 or 3 and peel for at least 2-3 days or more. However, we have other lighter peels that cause minor or no flaking.

Procedures may vary dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen. First, skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a temporary stinging that usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are designed to self-neutralize and may remain on your skin for 2-4 hours.

One week before the peel, avoid waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, and laser hair removal.

 Two to three days before a chemical peel, discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A and any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide. In addition, patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has entirely resolved before receiving a peel.

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